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    Best "newer" Film SLR ?

    Since manual cameras and I don't get along very well, I was looking at getting a newer film SLR, Only thing I mainly like to do is manual focusing, What is the best newer film SLR, and what lense should I get with it?.

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    Canon ELAN 7 with the sigma 105mm f/2.8 macro is a combination that I like. Every poster here will give you a different answer.

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    My picks for AF film cameras are....

    If you have about $300 - get a Nikon F-100

    If you have about $500 - get a Nikon F-5

    Remember, with any camera - the real money is what you spend on lenses - not on the bodies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by copake_ham View Post
    If you have about $300 - get a Nikon F-100

    If you have about $500 - get a Nikon F-5

    Remember, with any camera - the real money is what you spend on lenses - not on the bodies.


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    I would recomment the Canon EOS series. An EOS 3 is a superb camera which is not bettered IMO by anything on the market except the very most expensive pro cameras such as EOS 1 V. You can pick up MINT Eos 3s for $300-350.....as for lenses pick your focal length. The Nikon f100 I am sure is another great bet for similar money, but a touch more I suspect.

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    Rather than going through ebay, give KEH a look, they're one of APUG's sponsors and they are the best to deal with.

    Tom is right, the EOS 3 is a superb camera. I've had mine for two years now and its a joy to shoot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dana44 View Post
    Since manual cameras and I don't get along very well, I was looking at getting a newer film SLR, Only thing I mainly like to do is manual focusing, What is the best newer film SLR, and what lense should I get with it?.
    Leica R? Contax/Zeiss? Or a Canon or a Nikon, if you turn AF off?
    If you're not taking your camera...there's no reason to travel. --APUG member bgilwee

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    F100 or EOS3 would be it, unless it is a f5 or eos 1v

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    If you want a Canon film SLR with a really quiet shutter and newer flash technology, I strongly suggest going with the Elan 7N/7Ne cameras. They are so very quiet and you can hardly hear the film rewinding. If you want durability and pro-body functions like weather-sealing, 45-point AF, spot metering, the EOS 3 is the best bet right now. You can't really go wrong with either both of them.

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    not sure you would consider it a new body, but in the 90s Nikon released the F4 which I would consider (from what I've used) the best 35mm manual focus camera ever marketed.
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